Edinburgh Napier Mobile App





Edinburgh Napier University wanted to launch a mobile app for its Open Day. The purpose of the app is to help prospective students get the most out of the open day and encourage their participation in events being offered throughout the day.


The Indigo design and development team created a mobile app available across iOS and Android platforms. The app design is clean, current and user-friendly, and allows potential undergraduates to tailor their own agenda, plan how to move around the three campuses, and share their activities through the app on social media.

Indigo brought the following specialist knowledge and experience to this project: 

  • Experience of web design and development for young people since 1995. Awards include ‘Best Youth Enterprise Website’ and ‘Best Young People Friendly Site’
  • Speciality in mobile app development. Winner of the ‘Innovation in Technology’ award at the NHS Innovations Awards for ActiveME


Indigo performed the following key tasks:

  •  User Interface Design
  • User Journey Design
  • Development of features such as user registration, social media integration, itinerary planning, weather, catering provision and useful links
  • The University was able to get feedback on app usage
  • Indigo created a CMS behind the app so that new content can be added for future events.




Around half of the visitors to the open day downloaded the app, a figure far exceeding expectations. The successful trial of the app will be rolled out to further University events.


TAGS : iPhone app, Mobile App Design, Public Sector

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